Lincoln County Probate Records

1760-1800

Will Record of William Woodcock

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In the Name of God amen this Seventh Day of April one Thousand Seven Hundred and Seventy Nine I William Woodcock of the Town of Attleborough in the County of Bristol in the State of the Massachusets Bay in New England yeoman being in helth and of a Sound Disposing mind and memory. Thanks be Given to God, but Calling to minde the Mortality of my Bodey and knowing that it is appointed for all men once to Die do make and ordain this my Last will and Testernent that is to Say Princpaly and first of all I Give and Recomend my Soul into the hands of God that Gave it and my Bodey I Recomend to the Eairth to be Buried in Deacent Christian Burial at the Descresion of my Executor hearafter Named nothing Doubting but I Shall Recive the Same again at the General Resurection by the mighty Power of God—and as Touching Such Worldly Estate as it hath pleased God to Bless me with in this Life I Give Demise and Dispose of the Same in the maner and form following

Imprimis I Give to my true and well Beloved wife Submit Woodcock the one thurd part of all my Estate.

I Give to my Daughter Mary Fields the wife of Jams Fields the Sum of five Shilling Lawful mony to be paid to her or her heirs by my Executor hearafter Named Imedatly after my Decease if Demanded I Give to my Daughter Phebe Rogers the Sum of five Shillings Lawful mony to be paid to her by my Said Executor at my Deceas if Demanded I Give to my Daughter Lucey Drown the wife of John Drown the Sum of five Shillings Lawful mony to be paid her or her heirs by my Said Executor at my Decease if Demanded

I give to my Daughter Submit the Sum of five Shillings Lawful mony to be paid her by my Said Executor at my Decease if Demanded I Give to my Son Benjmin Woodcock the Sum of five Shillings Lawful mony to be paid to him by my Said Executor at my Decease if Demanded

And I hearby appoint make and Constitute my Son David Woodcock the Sole Executor to this my Last Will and Testemen hearby ordring him to pay all my Just Debts funaral Charges and the Legecyes which I have Given and Bequethed by this my Will and I Do hearby Give to my Said Son David all the Remainder of my Estate Except what I have Given as is Described in this my will that is to Say all the Remaing part of my Estate (after he has Paid my Just Debts and Leagecies as afor Said) to him or to his heirs or asigns for Ever and I Do hearby utterly Disalow Revoke and Disanul all and Every other former Testement wills Leagecis and Bequests and Executors by me in any wise before Named willed and bequethed Ratifieng and Confairming this and no Other to be my Last Will and Testement In Wittness wharof I have hearunto Set my hand and Seal the Day and year above Written

William X [his Mark] Woodcock (seal)

Signed Sealed Published
Pronounced and Declaired
by the Said Willim Woodcock as his Last will and
Testement in the Presence of us the Subscribers

John Daggett
Thomas Starkey
Jesse Daggett

[Received 16 Nov., 1788; unrecorded.]

Source: The Probate Records of Lincoln County, Maine, 1760 to 1800 (Portland, Me.: Printed for the Maine Genealogical Society, 1895), p. 179, citing Lincoln County, Maine, Probate Records.

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